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Libraries are called on to be a resource for many topical issues and the Library of Michigan is supportive of public library involvement in these state and national initiatives. Some of the initiatives are ones that the Library of Michigan is involved in by providing training and materials, others are issues where the Library has information to provide to libraries. Please see the initiatives below for a range of materials.
Click here for: The Library of Michigan supports library programs and services for small businesses, unemployed and underemployed residents. As part of this, the Library participated in a national workforce development project for public libraries that included a full day Workforce Development Summit and a follow-up series of workshops in September 2012.
Click here for: Important information about libraries and the Affordable Care Act
Click here for: The Secretary of State has a partnership with Michigan libraries to promote access to their time-saving online services.
Click here for: Brought to you by OCLC, a nonprofit library cooperative, with funding by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The campaign hopes to inspire a conversation about our incredible public libraries and their urgent need for increased support. We hope you tell people what you geek, how the public library supports you and your community, and that everyone in your community benefits from the services your local library provides.
Click here for: A great guide for librarians who are in the process of buying e-books for their collection. Includes scoring matrices for vendors.